Shelby County News

Week Ending December 14, 2007


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    Alexis Nicole Brittian, Infant, died December 7, 2007 in Arlington, Texas.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Shelby County.  Survivors include Mother, Bethany Brittain of Arlington; Father, Chris Morales of Arlington; Grandfather; Jack Brittain of Center; Grandmother Melinda Brittain of Arlington. Watson and Sons Funeral Home.
    Winston S. Smith, 88, died December 9, 2007.  Burial was in Newbern Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born October 10, 1919, he was the son of Nina Stillwell Smith and Samford Smith.  Mr. Smith was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Army Air Corps.  He was preceded in death by his Parents, Samford and Nina Smith; Brothers, Robert K. Smith Jmes W. Smith, Joe R. Smith and Frank Smith.  Survivors include Wife, Joyce Pell Smith of Center; Sons, Jerry Smith of Woodstock, Georgia and Kenneth Smith of Cypress, Texas; Daughter Betty Mooney of Center.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
Martha Swanzy, 74, of Carthage, formerly of Center, died December 12, 2007.  Burial was in Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County.  Born August 10, 1933, she was the daughter of William Robert and Mae Billingsley Swanzy.  Ms. Swanzy was preceded in death by Parents Bob and Mae Swanzy and Brother, Robert Swanzy.  Survivors include Sister, Jane Golden of Carthage; Brother, David Swanzy of Center.  Mangum Funeral Home.
    Freddy W. Henry, 71, of Center died December 12, 2007.  Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.  Born December 8, 1936, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he was the son of Howard F. Henry and Wera Christian Henry.  Mr. Henry was preceded in death by his Father, Howard Henry.  Survivors include Wife, Margaret Henry of Center; Daughter, Tammie Baugh of Center; Sons; Tom Henry of Van and Terry Henry of Bowie; Mother Wera E. Henry of Center; Sister, Era Jo Ballard of Timpson.  Watson & Sons Funeral Home.


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            In the early 1900s my grandparents were residents (Robert L. Murphy & Annie Pearl Jackson Murphy) My father Delta "Jim" Murphy was born there in early 1920.  I have also been searching for "Bud McNorton" who was my g-father's half-brother. It is my understanding that he was a shady character. If anyone can help with any info on either of these individuals I would be most grateful.  Judy Murphy

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